Orrin Hatch, the second-longest serving U.S. senator, plans to retire at the end of his current term, CNBC reports. This is expected to bring in the former Governor of Massachusetts, and failed presidential candidate, globalist & left-leaning, Mitt Romney.
Yes, Mittens is back, and he’s desperate for any chance to meddle in America’s politics.
In a video shared on Twitter, the 83-year-old Utah Republican announced his plan to leave the Senate early next year after more than 40 years. Hatch’s announcement came only days after the Republican tax plan that he helped to craft got signed into law.
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 2, 2018
In the video, Hatch said he was “deeply grateful” to serve as a senator and said “the next chapter in my public service is just beginning.”
When the president visited Utah last month, he said I was a fighter. I’ve always been a fighter. I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and I brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington. But every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time is soon approaching. That’s why, after much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I’ve decided to retire at the end of this term. Although I will miss serving you in the Senate, I look forward to spending more time with family, especially my sweet wife Elaine, whose unwavering love and support made all of this possible.
Hatch highlighted what he deemed some of his most significant achievements in Congress: playing a role “in the creation of the modern generic drug industry, the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, and the confirmation of every current member of the United States Supreme Court.” He also mentioned the passage of the GOP tax law among those moments.
Former Massachusetts Gov. and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was considering running for Hatch’s seat if the senator retired, according to reports. Romney has strongly criticized Trump and could prove another irritant to the president if he gets elected.
While Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, he began What was was dubbed by locals as “RomneyCare”, the predecessor to the failed Obamacare system, and became infamous when he threw a debate during the presidential campaign, essentially handing the nomination to Barack Hussein Obama. When examined closely, Romney could safely be called “Vanilla Obama”, as their policies are so similar that a presidency by Romney would have been scarcely different than Obama’s.
Certainly Utah can do better than a has-been and never-was, Mitt Romney.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
January 2nd, 2018
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